The Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate in the forthcoming governorship election in the state, Eyitayo Jegede, has sought the blessings of former President Olusegun Obasanjo and other elders, as he intensifies his campaign ahead of the October 10 poll.
The former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in the state, stated that, “Seeking support of the elders, the next 63 days will no doubt be decisive, we will succeed. God our help!”.
He made this known when he paid a visit to the former President in his residence.
The PDP candidate who is yet to pick a running mate as a result of political intrigues, did not make public discussions with the elder statesman.
Jegede has embarked on wide consultation in the state and beyond as he strategists for victory.
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Jegede had during the PDP governorship primary in July defeated other contestants having polled 888 votes, while the deputy governor of the state, Agboola Ajayi, polled 657 votes; and the PDP National Vice Chairman, Eddy Olafeso, came third with 175 votes.
The election was keenly contested among the eight aspirants, and no fewer than 2,122, delegates from the 18 local government areas of the state participated in the election.
Jegede would face Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, who is seeking reelection on the platform of the All Progressives Congress.